REBO are thrilled to be working with leading coaches Judy Murray OBE, Leon Smith OBE, Nick Bollettieri and Sir Geoff Hurst MBE to continue to grow opportunities for more people to get involved in sport across the world.
JUDY MURRAY, OBE
Founder of ‘Tennis on the Road’ & ‘Miss-Hits’ initiatives
Judy’s mission is to take tennis into non-traditional environments, train up leaders of the sport and get more girls playing tennis. Through her ‘Miss-Hits’ initiative she aims to make the sport more girly, colourful and fun to courage girls to pick up a racket and give it a go. The success has been striking with ‘Miss-Hits’ embraced through schools, community halls and sports centres, as well as tennis clubs around the world.
Closer to home in Scotland she continues to devote her effort to building a workforce of teachers and role models that can deliver sessions to more people in all areas of the country, by making it accessible and affordable. The former GB Fed Cup Captain believes that training against the wall is one of the most important ways to learn.
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with REBO. With a REBO wall you can play wherever, whenever you want. REBO wall is the perfect practice partner!” – Judy Murray OBE’
LEON SMITH, OBE
GB Davis Cup Captain
GB Davis Cup captain Leon Smith shares his top tips on training against REBO walls and how to get the most out of practising this way. Leon believes that by increasing the number of walls around the country the more active people will become and the quicker they will improve.
His efforts of producing world tennis players is mirrored in the success of GB’s Davis Cup team and he is committed to growing the game.
“I truly believe every club up and down the country should have a REBO wall. It’s such a great way to not only learn the sport quickly, but also to practice your technique, whatever your level” – Leon Smith OBE
Nick Bollettieri, the creator of the tennis academy concept and coach to numerous Grand Slam Champions and world number 1s, joins REBO to continue his effort to get more people playing tennis from all backgrounds. Nick is commitment to giving back by providing opporrtunities to more people and bringing the game to inner city environments.
The 2014 inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, is a huge believer in the benefits of training against a wall and something he encourages his students to do repeatedly.
‘Train all shots and improve quicker against a REBO wall’ – Nick Bollettieri
SIR GEOFF HURST, MBE
Sir Geoff is an English football legend and remains the only football player ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, when England recorded a 4-2 win over West Germany at Wembley in 1966. He also scored 242 goals in 500 games for West Ham United as well as winning the FA Cup in 1964 and European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965. Sir Geoff has also been inducted in the English Football Hall of Fame and remains one of the most recognisable faces and foremost voices in football.
As well as being involved with several charities, Sir Geoff is very interested in football development which starts at grass roots level right up to the professionals game and understands the importance and benefits of walls in football coaching and training.
Sir Geoff became a REBO ambassador in 2016 and said:
‘My perfect World Cup final hat-trick is testimony to the hours I spent practicing against a wall. I’d never have scored with my left foot without all those hours I spent practicing against a wall. A REBO wall is something I’d recommend to all footballers’ – Sir Geoff Hurst MBE